|Looking Back at 2003s Spooky Halloween Solar Storms - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center|
In the weeks surrounding Halloween in 2003, the sun unleashed a series of spooky storms towards the Earth, storms that ignited lots of ghostly looking auroras, but that also wreaked havoc with power grids, satellites and other electrical equipment. On the fifth anniversary of these unprecedented storms, NASA takes a look back at the Sun during these haunting days. Note: From October 25, 2003, to November 7, 2003, the sun sent a series of solar storms that lit up the sky with ghoulish auroras...
Keywords: Coronal Mass Ejection, HDTV; What -- Sun; What -- Earth
|THEMIS Discovers Biggest Breach of Earth's Magnetosphere - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center|
Note: NASA's THEMIS mission has overturned a longstanding belief about the interaction between solar particles and Earth's protective magnetic field. This new discovery could help scientists predict when the solar storms that can disrupt power grids, satellites and even GPS signals, could be especially severe.For more information: www.nasa.gov/themisFor complete transcript, click here. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI)...
Keywords: Coronal Mass Ejection, HDTV, Magnetic Fields, Magnetosphere, Sun, THEMIS; What -- THEMIS; What -- Discovery; What -- Sun